Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter opens up after miscarrying quadruplets

Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter has shared her emotional story after becoming pregnant naturally with quadruplets and dealing with a devastating loss following a miscarriage.

The actress, best known for playing Theresa McQueen, was candid as she shared her experience, describing her shock at finding out that she was carrying four babies at a private scan.

She had previously ruled out having children but seven months into dating property developer boyfriend Ollie Piotrowski, she had a change of heart.

After stopping her birth control measures, Jorgie discovered within weeks that she was pregnant.

13 weeks into the pregnancy, however, a scan led to terrible news for the couple as it was confirmed that there was no life remaining in the embryos, as she had suffered a missed miscarriage, which sees the body not process the loss of life and continue to exhibit pregnancy symptoms.

In an interview with the Sun’s Fabulous Magazine, Jorgie explained: ‘It didn’t make sense. I’d not had any sign that things weren’t OK.

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‘No pain or bleeding, I was getting bigger, my boobs were growing, I had so much hair on my body and I still felt pregnant. When the consultant performed the scan then said: “You’ve miscarried,” I was in total shock.’

Jorgie, whose mother is a twin, went under general anaesthetic to have her uterus cleared, and after regaining consciousness, the nurses handed her a care package containing four tiny teddies. ‘One for each baby lost,’ Jorgie recalled.

She continued: ‘We’ve come through so much. My auntie Gina died when we found out we were pregnant, Ollie’s grandad died this year, then we lost the quads. As hard as it was losing them, I just have to believe that, for whatever reason, it wasn’t our time.

‘I’ve tried to come to terms with it by thinking: “They’ve never lived, I don’t know them,” but it took Ollie to say to me: “You held them in you for three months,” to appreciate the power of those emotions.’

Jorgie now believes it is right to talk openly about what they went through as she feels there is insufficient discussions or platforms for parents to seek help and understanding around miscarriage.

She reflected: ‘Miscarriage is still a taboo subject, but by speaking out, it’s a way of coping and helping other women realise that they’re not alone.

‘Since it happened, a couple of women at work have had miscarriages and I’ve taken them aside and gone: “Me too. I get it.” It’s OK to talk.’

Jorgie has added that she is now giving her body time to rest but she and Ollie do hope to have children one day.

They recently moved into a new home together, with Jodie revealing that the experience has made them closer together.

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